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Price: £550,000

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Property Description

Comprising a plot of land extending to some 10 acres, with sufficient space for approx. 18,000 mixed burial & ashes plots in total (currently having only 600 plots occupied). Thornton Meadows is a natural burial ground located in historic grounds and offering a natural alternative to traditional graveyard or crematorium burials, in a manner friendly towards nature, wildlife and the environment.

Property    Comprising approx. 10 acres of level land (measured via Promap) on solid Essex clay, accessed off Ashingdon Road, with hardstanding for parked vehicles.

Features    10 Acres Of Cemetery Land
In Historic Location At Rochford
Space For Approx. 18,000 Mixed Plots
Approx. 17,400 Mixed Plots Still Possible
In Family Hands Since 2000
Genuine Reason For Sale

Planning    Planning permission was granted on the 9th April 2002 for the use of the land as a Wildflower Meadow Cemetery.

Potential    The site is able to accommodate some 18,000 mixed burial & ashes plots, 600 already being occupied, leaving space for a further 17,400 mixed plots, allowing for sufficient circulation space & parking. Typical burial plots measure 32 sq.ft. with ashes plots 16 sq.ft. Statistics reveal that since 1968, when the number of cremations exceeded burials for the first time, cremation has increased considerably. Current figures suggest that around 70% of all funerals are cremations.

Tenure    Freehold.

Business Rates    The 2017 rateing valuation describes the property as Cemetery & Premises, with a value of £2,175.

Legal Fees    Each party is to be responsible for their own legal fees.

Viewing    By appointment only via Dedman Gray on 01702 311 111.



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